A single-vineyard micro-production of only 325 cases from Napa's famed Oakville AVA, produced by one of the region's leading winemakers in a 5* vintage, available at the winery-released price of £145 per bottle IB...

Fait-Main Beckstoffer Missouri Hooper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is a wine to be snapped up and cherished by fans of world-class Cabs.

Growing up in Lyon, studying in Bordeaux, and interning with Andy Erickson at Screaming Eagle... it's fair to say Benoit Touquette has winemaking in the blood! His continued work at several elite Napa Estates has garnered the highest of critical-acclaim from all corners, but his heart lies at Fait-Main - the label he founded in 2010.

Benoit had been producing Fait-Main Cabs from the Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards for nearly a decade when, in 2019, Andy Beckstoffer himself suggested Missouri Hopper could be a perfect match for the Fait-Main style. Talk about an insider's tip!

With just 14 hectares under vine, blink and you'll miss Missouri Hopper as you drive over the Yountville and Oakville AVA borderline on the picturesque Saint Helena Winery. Sharing a fenceline with Vine Hill Ranch to the west, Christian Moueix's Ulysses to the north, and about 2 mins walk from Dominus Estate and Blankiet Estate, this is the sweetest of sweet spots.

Taking influence in turn from the bracing winds off the nearby San Pablo Bay, deep gravelly soils, and ideal exposure to the glorious California sunshine, the Cabs of Missouri Hopper boast stunning fruit and intensity while retaining finesse and vibrancy. It's no wonder winemakers refer to this area as the 'tenderloin' of Napa.

The Fait-Main 2021 is already delicious yet is stacked with all the right facets to age for 20+ years - the 2021 vintage in a nutshell! We're down to our final 5 cases at the best price globally, and with a complete sell-out at the winery, once they're gone that's it for good!

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2021 Fait Main, Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JD97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Production: 325 cases The Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard traces its roots back to 1877 when it was first planted with vines by George Hopper. In the 1960s it was... purchased by Bruce Kelham and became part of the historic Vine Hill Ranch, until legendary vintner Andy Beckstoffer added it to his Heritage Vineyard programme in 1996. The Bale clay loam and sediment that predominate here were washed down the slopes of the Mayacamas mountains to the west, creating optimal drainage conditions that encourage vines to root deeply in search of water. Fait-Main sources from two blocks located in the southwestern portion near Vine Hill Ranch, where soils are especially deep and well-draining. Prized for their ultra-silky tannins and luminous fruit, these wines deliver opulence and energy in equal measure.
£870 / Case£145 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,066.75 / Case, £177.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Fait Main, Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard, Napa Valley 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Production: 325 cases The Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard traces its roots back to 1877 when it was first planted with vines by George Hopper. In the 1960s it was... purchased by Bruce Kelham and became part of the historic Vine Hill Ranch, until legendary vintner Andy Beckstoffer added it to his Heritage Vineyard programme in 1996. The Bale clay loam and sediment that predominate here were washed down the slopes of the Mayacamas mountains to the west, creating optimal drainage conditions that encourage vines to root deeply in search of water. Fait-Main sources from two blocks located in the southwestern portion near Vine Hill Ranch, where soils are especially deep and well-draining. Prized for their ultra-silky tannins and luminous fruit, these wines deliver opulence and energy in equal measure.
£146 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £178.99 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days